Top notch dad right there.
Anyone at the police think this road should be looked at when someone goes missing?? Great job for a drone, maybe.
"He spoke to me when I got down to the car," Lethbridge said. "I grabbed him and I said: 'Mate, dad's got you'."
Samuel's first words to his father were: "I'd love a drink"
That other link with the farmer who broke his neck and held his head up by his hair and drove to help wtf Australia y’all badass af
Good on the dad for recalling the previous accident and not hesitating to get the air search going.
One other thing struck me in the article:
>With a broken arm, dislocated elbow and small fractures "here and there" according to his dad
Small fractures? He had a freaking compound fracture of his femur!
He listened to his gut and reacted to it. That's such a real feeling we get and often times we ignore it, thank goodness this man didn't.
Fantastic helicopter parenting.
Wow, what an amazing story. That's a great father who makes me want to hug my dad right now for putting up with me all these years.
“so I just thought bugger this I'm not going to sit around and wait.”
I drive this road all the time. There is nothing but bush and I absolutely believe he would not have been found in a hurry if it wasn’t for the helicopter. It’s a notorious road for crashes, unfortunately I’ve lost two mates on the same road in the past few years :(
His Dad is a legend and I hope he gets the recognition he deserves for this.
Son or no son, he was getting a helicopter.
This has been a bit of a fear of mine ever since I was riding motorcycles with friends on Mt St Helens and stumbled across a guy who'd wrecked his bike and broken his legs and hands laying at the bottom of a steep embankment about 100 feet down from the road. He couldn't move from where he'd landed. He'd been there all day and his friends had been riding back and forth looking for him for hours, literally riding right by him dozens of times. If my friends and I hadn't decided to stop at that specific spot for a break we wouldn't have heard him yelling for help and who knows how long he would have been trapped down that embankment.
Ever since that day i'm a bit paranoid about the concept of being injured and unnoticed, and how easily passersby and miss someone who's in dire straights right next to a road.
Knowing the area, the authority should put some kind of barrier, any barrier will do actually.. metal / plastics / nets whatever. The purpose of this barrier is not to stop vehicle from crashing through. The purpose is in the event like this, the authority can minimize the search area by first identify the place where this barriers is clearly breached / damaged.